Final report for FNC92-011
Goal: Reduce fly populations to a lower level which reduces production losses due to blood loss, pinkeye, and cows bunching to fight flies.
Reduce purchased inputs (fly tags, sprays, feed additives).
The fly trap would be constructed according to approved plans. It would be placed in the pasture near the watering point.
A construction workshop will be held during the winter. Various fly control methods will be discussed. We will monitor the effectiveness of fly control by visual observation, estimated fly counts, and removal of dead flies from the trap.
Lowell Schroeder - labor for construction, use , and monitoring of fly trap and results on a cow-calf herd.
Gerald Henzler - labor for construction, use, and monitoring of fly trap and results on a dairy herd which is in a rotational grazing system.
Gary Young - will assist in instruction for the construction workshop.
Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society - Sam Welsch will assist in workshop planning and publicity.
A final report was not received. Results are unknown.
Educational & Outreach Activities
Plans were for a construction workshop to be held during the winter where various fly control methods would be discussed.
Plans were for a tour stop or field day to be held in the summer to show how cattle adapted to the fly traps and to monitor results.